The new ginger-processing facility by a Lagos-based agro-service firm, Truvis Agro-services, is delivering export-ready solutions with capacity to strengthen Nigeria’s economic value chain.
For stakeholders in the Nigerian agro-product sector, the rejection of the nation’s exported food items by EU -and other countries across the globe- has been a major setback to making the agricultural sector a major revenue earner. According to industry experts, a lack of warehouses, processing and storage facilities had been major contributing factors to the decline of agro-based exports.
Despite all these challenges, ginger export accounts for 23 per cent of the country’s GDP according to Nigeria Export Statistics. This is largely connected to its domestic and industrial use. In 2016, Nigeria was the third-highest exporter of ginger, preceded by China and India. In 2017, Nigeria had a world production share of 11.5 per cent, representing 349.9k tons of ginger. Over the years, the production of ginger in Nigeria has been on the increase.